John ( Jack ) W. Shafer, 88, of Jefferson Twp., passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2016. Jack was the husband of Linda to whom he was married to for 24 years.
Born May 22, 1928 in Manhattan, Jack was the son of the late John Shafer and Ida McIntyre. He was an active member of the South Scranton Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1975.
Jack served in the Merchant Marines and was honorably discharged by the United States Navy. He was an Emmy Award winning Cameraman for ABC News New York.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters: Patricia Wilson and Kathryn Sibley NJ, Rebecca Nelson and husband Keith, Jefferson Twp ,. Two sons: John Shafer and wife Lynn, and Michael Shafer and wife Nina all of New Jersey. Twelve grandchildren: Anthony, Chyna, John Michael, Kaitlin, Garrett, Jennifer, Jonathan, Alexander, Margaret, Ozzy, CJ, and Amanda and six great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Margaret Shafer and two daughters Jacquelyn Shafer and Laurie Cusick.
The memorial service will be held Saturday December 31 at 1pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses , 617 Morgan Hwy., South Abington Township.